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Charles Bradbury collection

  • AM430
  • Item
  • 1651

The collection consists of a warrant from the "Committee of Plundered Ministers" directing the payment of six pounds [sterling] to Gabriel Wilkinson, minister of the Parish Church at Woobourne, Bucks., dated 23 March 1651.

George Vancouver, 1757-1798, collection

  • AM1062
  • Item
  • 1783

The collection consists of an original parchment of the commission given by Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney appointing George Vancouver fourth lieutenant of H.M.S. "Fame".

G.P. Bainbridge et al. collection

  • AM923
  • Item
  • 1797

The collection consists of a letter dated October 26, 1797 from Captain George Vancouver at Petersham to James Symes requesting correction of sums paid at the Cape of Good Hope, 1791, and Valparaiso, 1795, to several persons. Captain Vancouver used an incorrect exchange rate.

Sven (Swain) Sherdahl collection

  • AM532
  • Item
  • 1841-1926

The collection consists of a typescript re Mr. Sherdahl's pioneer days in Kansas and later in Vancouver.

Reverend Robert J. Staines collection

  • AM145
  • Item
  • 1853

The collection consists of a letter written on 7 April 1853 to a clergyman in England, probably the Rev. J. Haldane Stewart. It contains references to the Hudson's Bay Company, to company rule, the land grant, and Oregon.

Emily Adams collection

  • AM203
  • Item
  • 1857

The collection consists of a letter written by Thomas Drury of West Essa in Upper Canada to his sister Emily of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. It contains comments on economic and social conditions, railway speculation, and personal family matters. It seems that Thomas Drury was a merchant who had business dealings with local farmers.

Adams, Emily

Ralph Dorland collection

  • AM266
  • Item
  • 1858

The collection consists of a copy of the certificate of marriage issued 26 October 1858 to Stephen Henry Dorland and Mary Jane Greene of Prince Edward County, Ontario.

Madeline Roedde collection

  • AM460
  • Item
  • 1860-1900

The collection consists of photocopies of the Roedde family register taken from the family Bible.

George Robertson Gordon collection

  • AM436
  • Item
  • 1862-1905

The collection consists of a diary kept between 1862 and 1905 by an unidentified person, who travelled extensively around the world working at various jobs, including gold mining, prospecting and farming. This person worked in South Africa, California and the Pacific Northwest.

John Robson collection

  • AM517
  • Item
  • 1865

The collection consists of a copy of a letter re distribution of the "British Columbia" newspaper in the interior from John Robson, 1865.

John (Gassy Jack) Deighton collection

  • AM648
  • Item
  • 1870

The collection consists of a letter dated 28 June 1870 to his brother, Tom, in Hull, England. Deighton describes his life and success as the owner of an hotel saloon. He also discusses family and personal matters.

Thomas Charles Hilton collection

  • AM906
  • Item
  • 1877

The collection consists of a commission from James Dunsmuir, Lieutenant-Governor, appointing Thomas Charles Hilton as Notary Public. Contains a wax impression of the Lieutenant-Governor's seal.

John Blair collection

  • AM585
  • Item
  • 1880

The collection consists of a photocopy of a four-page letter written by John Blair to a friend shortly after his arrival in B.C. in 1880. The letter, dated July 25, describes the journey of his brother and himself and their life after their arrival, including brief comments on working in a fish cannery, countryside and prices encountered.

Letter

  • AM165
  • Item
  • 1883

The collection consists of an incomplete letter written to "Fanny" by an unidentified correspondent from New Westminster, 11 May 1883, describing May Day and a picnic. (The original pencil has been written over ca. 1940 by the donor.)

Petition for [a] Bill to Incorporate the "City of Vancouver"

  • AM651
  • Item
  • Feb 15, 1886

The item is the original petition addressed to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia asking that the village of Granville be incorporated as the City of Vancouver. There are also accompanying extracts from the Legislative Journal relating to the passage of the Act.

British Columbia. Legislative Assembly

Poster portrait of Queen Victoria from first CPR train

  • : 1980-252.1
  • Item
  • 1887

Item consists of the portrait which adorned the headlight of C.P.R. 374, a 44 x 57 cm coloured poster of Queen Victoria, bordered with scenes depicting aspects of her reign. On May 23, 1887 - the eve of Queen Victoria's birthday in the Golden Jubilee year of her reign - the first trans-Canada passenger train from Montreal made its entrance into Vancouver. The locomotive - C.P.R. 374 - was decorated with flowers, legends and this portrait of Queen Victoria.

British Columbia - Shipping Notebook

  • AM482
  • Item
  • 1889-1898

The collection consists of a notebook containing notes on Union Steamship Company vessels 1889-1892, freightage charges for different cargoes, and rates and fare schedules for other steam ship companies operating along the B.C. coast and the Lower Fraser River ca. 1900.

Klondike Steamer collection

  • AM1142
  • Item
  • ca. 19--

Collection consists of a single plan depicting structural details of the vessel.

Robert McKay Fripp collection

  • AM228
  • Item
  • 1890

The collection consists of a manuscript account by R.M. Fripp entitled "A Short Expedition in B.C.", detailing the journey to the source of Capilano Creek, 1890.

Fripp, Robert McKay

Col. Thomas H. Tracy collection

  • AM960
  • Item
  • 1896

The collection consists of a letter of appreciation from the Chinese Merchants' Exchange.

Dorothy Burnett collection

  • AM348
  • Item
  • 1905

The collection consists of an Agreeement of Sale for the north half of Lot 1 of Block 5 of District Lot 185.

William Henry Johnson collection

  • AM682
  • Item
  • 1908

The collection consists of the marriage certificate of William Henry Johnson (a partner in the Vancouver law firm of Wismer, McGeer and Johnson) and, Mary Ellen Kennedy (a charter member of the Vancouver Music Society).

Vancouver Pipers' Society collection

  • AM662
  • Item
  • ca. 1908

The collection consists of a photocopy of a certificate dated 1909 raising the subscription fee for the membership in the society to $3. It was drawn by W. Hutchison.

Emily Pauline Johnson collection (I)

  • AM598
  • Item
  • 1908

The collection consists of a four-page letter written to Ellen M. Webber of Ottawa. It describes Johnson's ill-health after a sea voyage and her recent visit with the recipient of the letter. The letter contains an additional note suggesting that the letter was written in April 1908. However, Johnson was in London, England, when she wrote the letter and she was not in London in April 1908.

Vancouver Opera House collection

  • AM677
  • Item
  • 1909-1911

The collection consists of a large scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating primarily to the Vancouver Opera House. The clippings are advertisements for shows and theatre sections from various Vancouver papers describing the events held in the Opera House.

Mrs. C.T. Major collection

  • AM352
  • Item
  • 1909-1955

The collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings re Vancouver pioneer families. It includes several articles on individuals connected with the fishing industry - Robert Draney, George Alexander, William Henry Barker, John Rowan and Charles Splan, and a list of B.C. salmon packed, 1897.

Fraser Mills collection

  • AM312
  • Item
  • 1910

The collection consists of a census book of Fraser Mills dated 1910.

Mrs. F.E. Scott collection

  • AM481
  • Item
  • 1910

The collection consists of a scrapbook of magazine clippings, mostly images of local Vancouver sites. A few photographs of early Vancouver are included, as are salmon can labels (3 large + 1 narrow in file 4).

Eastern Townships Bank collection

  • AM207
  • Item
  • 1910

The collection consists of a petition to establish a branch of the Eastern Townships Bank, a list of some 150 signatures dated 23 May 1910. The Eastern Townships Bank was petitioned and established a branch in Kitsilano in 1910 at 4th Avenue and Yew Street. In 1912 the bank was absorbed by the Canadian Bank of Commerce.

Walter Erwin collection

  • AM208
  • Item
  • 1911

The collection consists of a letter dated 21 March 1911 from the Mayor's secretary to Walter Erwin, requesting his attendance at City Council's meeting to receive a Long Service medal; the address, dated 27 March 1911, was signed and delivered by Louis D. Taylor on behalf of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries, at the presentation of the medal.

Emily Pauline Johnson collection (II)

  • AM650
  • Item
  • 1912 [copied 19--]

The collection consists of a letter written by Pauline Johnson to a Mr. Fleming on 8 December 1912 from a Bute Street hospital. The letter deals with business matters. There is also an autograph.

Vancouver Town (musical score)

  • AM234
  • Item
  • 1913

The collection consists of a song, words and music by Harry L. Stone, published by W.G. Carruthers and Co., Vancouver, copyright 1913.

James B. Thomson collection

  • AM632
  • Item
  • 1913

The collection consists of a police court summons for automobile speeding at 10 m.p.h., 20 September 1913. A photograph of the vehicle is attached.

Vancouver and Districts Joint Sewerage and Drainage Board

  • AM323
  • Item
  • 1913

Folder contains two versions of the same report; one is typescript and the other a bound published book. The published version is described here. "Vancouver and Districts Joint Sewerage and Drainage Board" [1913] prepared by R. S. Lea, consulting engineer. Contents listed are: Letter of Transmittal; Summary of Statistics and Proposed Works; Topographical; Acreage of Drainage Areas; Meterological; Population; Existing Sewer Areas; Disposal and Collection of Sewage; Studies of Waters in and Around Peninsula; Description of Proposed Works; Estimates; Construction and Control of Works; Representation; Assessment, Interest and Sinking Fund Charges; Duties of Board. Appended maps include: "Burrard Penninsula topographical plan"; "Plan of Burrard Peninsula : Drainage Areas Outfalls & Trunk Sewers".

Vancouver and Districts Joint Sewerage and Drainage Board

James B. Hoffar collection

  • AM233
  • Item
  • 1916-1941

The collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, which relate to aviation and to airplanes in Vancouver 1915-1919, 1941.

Jung Boo Sum collection

  • AM871
  • Item
  • 1918-1932

The collection consists of a Chinese immigration certificate issued to Sum Jung Boo by the Immigration Branch, Department of the Interior, 1918, with subsequent stampings to 1932; includes photograph. The control of immigration of Asians into Canada has a long history in British Columbia. This certificate notes that "it is not an admission, that the party to whom it is issued, was ever legally admitted into Canada ...".

Roll of Honour collection

  • AM528
  • Item
  • 1918

The collection consists of a photocopy of a list of people from the Municipality of South Vancouver who served in the armed forces during World War One. Names, rank and military number, where available, are given under the company with whom they served.

William R. McKay collection

  • AM555
  • Item
  • 1918

The collection consists of Sgt. Instr. William R. McKay's lecture notes re training infantry in musketry and rifle shooting, 1918. No further information is available on Sgt. Instr. McKay.

Victor E. Hall collection

  • AM900
  • Item
  • 1919

The collection consists of certificate of public appreciation issued in 1919 to Private Victor E. Hall by the City of Vancouver for his service in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in World War I.

George J. McInnis collection

  • AM456
  • Item
  • 1920-1955

The collection consists of photocopies of a manuscript index to the Canadian Merchant Service Guild annuals, 1920-1955.

Vancouver Sun collection

  • AM156
  • Item
  • 1924

The collection consists of two identical volumes of letters sent to the Sun by various governmental and public bodies regarding the Sun's project to present a painting to U.S. President Harding speaking in Stanley Park to the National Press Gallery of Washington, D.C. in the United States.

Mabel Lewis collection

  • AM826
  • Item
  • 1925

The collection consists of a letter and testimonials from the Vancouver City Hall Employees' Association to a fellow employee departing from City Hall employment, 1925.

Shelly's Bakery Limited collection

  • AM962
  • Item
  • 1926

The collection consists of "The Romance of British Columbia", an album of advertising material written by Roy A. Hunter and illustrated by John Innes.

Stephen Golder collection

  • AM265
  • Item
  • 1928

The collection consists of a letter written to Stephen Golder by Will Ferris in November 1928 containing information about the S.S. "Beaver".

John N. M. Allan collection

  • AM449
  • Item
  • 1930-1939

The collection consists of a scrapbook containing miscellaneous items as diverse as high school club correspondence, 1937; Camp Elphinstone publications, 1930-1939; Campbell River Timber Company payroll slips, 1935; newspaper rate coupons, 1934; and newspaper clippings.

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